ROYSTON VASEY NOTES & NEWS
An Interesting Item from the Archives of The Dreadnaught Corset Company’s  held at the Royston Vasey Corset Museum. When the Company introduced their new spring steel ‘Bones’ in their Flexi Corset range in 1902 they sponsored that  famous local  team of acrobats, The Fabulous  Dido Sisters to wear them while performing their act thereby showing how flexible and comfortable they were.
Left to Right:—
Callisto DidoNaenia Dido (Known in the village as Thunderthighs)Dymphna DidoTryphena Dido
Note the trim waists of the girls even Naenia, who was a fine big girl.
The picture was taken on the occasion of their appearance at Windsor Castle in a Command Performance in front of King Edward VII who took a particular interest in the girls stays as he was a wearer of Dreadnaught Corsets himself.
From HERE

ROYSTON VASEY NOTES & NEWS

An Interesting Item from the Archives of The Dreadnaught Corset Company’s  held at the Royston Vasey Corset Museum. When the Company introduced their new spring steel ‘Bones’ in their Flexi Corset range in 1902 they sponsored that  famous local  team of acrobats, The Fabulous  Dido Sisters to wear them while performing their act thereby showing how flexible and comfortable they were.

Left to Right:—

Callisto Dido
Naenia Dido (Known in the village as Thunderthighs)
Dymphna Dido
Tryphena Dido

Note the trim waists of the girls even Naenia, who was a fine big girl.

The picture was taken on the occasion of their appearance at Windsor Castle in a Command Performance in front of King Edward VII who took a particular interest in the girls stays as he was a wearer of Dreadnaught Corsets himself.

From HERE

THE ROYSTON VASEY CORSET MUSEUM
The Committee of the Royston Vasey Corset Museum are pleased to announce that through the good offices of Mrs Maris Piper of Kinky Korsets in Holmfirth, they have been able to acquire a sample of this  ribbon corset from the Gaultier Autumn  2011 collection. Mrs Piper will personally model this for members of  ‘Friends of the Royston Vasey Corset Museum’ on January 31 st in aid of The Royston Vasey Home for Fallen Women. Tea and buns will be served by the Womens Institute.
Found HERE

THE ROYSTON VASEY CORSET MUSEUM

The Committee of the Royston Vasey Corset Museum are pleased to announce that through the good offices of Mrs Maris Piper of Kinky Korsets in Holmfirth, they have been able to acquire a sample of this  ribbon corset from the Gaultier Autumn  2011 collection. Mrs Piper will personally model this for members of  ‘Friends of the Royston Vasey Corset Museum’ on January 31 st in aid of The Royston Vasey Home for Fallen Women. Tea and buns will be served by the Womens Institute.

Found HERE


ROYSTON VASEY NOTES AND NEWS
The latest addition to the Corset Museums’s Collection is this Hypsipyle Leather Corset by Antiseptic Fashion, modelled here by Beryl, the barmaid at the Mason’s Arms. Requests for her to wear it on duty have been met with a firm refusal. (So firm that Piggy Smith is still limping.
Love that Asymmetric Hairstyle to balance the Asymmetric Corset
From HERE

ROYSTON VASEY NOTES AND NEWS

The latest addition to the Corset Museums’s Collection is this Hypsipyle Leather Corset by Antiseptic Fashion, modelled here by Beryl, the barmaid at the Mason’s Arms. Requests for her to wear it on duty have been met with a firm refusal. (So firm that Piggy Smith is still limping.

Love that Asymmetric Hairstyle to balance the Asymmetric Corset

From HERE

Royston Vasey Corset Museum
I drew the attention of the curators of the Corset Museum, Doctor Bradbury-Winter and Mr A.C. Pitt-Rivers to this remarkable corset modelled by the delectable Ophelia Overdose and they intend to get Mrs. Maris Piper of Kinky Korsets in Holfirth to get then a sample  for display if possible. ‘Friends of the Corset Museum’ will be notified if they get one for display. Hopefully Tumby Woodside may be persuaded to model it.
Ophelia’s DeviantArt page HERE

Royston Vasey Corset Museum

I drew the attention of the curators of the Corset Museum, Doctor Bradbury-Winter and Mr A.C. Pitt-Rivers to this remarkable corset modelled by the delectable Ophelia Overdose and they intend to get Mrs. Maris Piper of Kinky Korsets in Holfirth to get then a sample  for display if possible. ‘Friends of the Corset Museum’ will be notified if they get one for display. Hopefully Tumby Woodside may be persuaded to model it.

Ophelia’s DeviantArt page HERE

ROYSTON VASEY NOTES AND NEWS
Knowing of my interest in Corsets  our Corset Correspondent  sent me the link to this interesting page on the subject. I showed this picture to Mr A.C. Pitt-Rivers FRS, Curator of the Royston Vasey Museum of Artifacts and Implements and he was most interested, saying it was a magnificent specimen. He proposes, if suitable sponsorship can be found, to have the craftsmen at The Dreadnaught Corset Company produce a replica. It is a marvel of engineering with its triple fan lacing and with a considerable amount of steel in its constuction The Preston Mechanical Ladies feel it is worthy of their attention and indeed their Hon Secretary annie52 has volunteered to wear the replica when completed. We look forward to this event with keen interest.Click HERE

ROYSTON VASEY NOTES AND NEWS

Knowing of my interest in Corsets our Corset Correspondent sent me the link to this interesting page on the subject. I showed this picture to Mr A.C. Pitt-Rivers FRS, Curator of the Royston Vasey Museum of Artifacts and Implements and he was most interested, saying it was a magnificent specimen. He proposes, if suitable sponsorship can be found, to have the craftsmen at The Dreadnaught Corset Company produce a replica. It is a marvel of engineering with its triple fan lacing and with a considerable amount of steel in its constuction The Preston Mechanical Ladies feel it is worthy of their attention and indeed their Hon Secretary annie52 has volunteered to wear the replica when completed. We look forward to this event with keen interest.Click HERE

ROYSTON VASEY NOTES AND NEWS
I was having a quiet pint of “Old Horizontal” in the Mason’s Arms last night when William Butterfield leaned on the bar alongside of me. William is the MD of Dreadnaught Corsets. “All reet?” he asks. “Fair to middlin” I reply “un thee?” “Bout same” says William. I wait expectantly. “I wor looking at that blog o’ thine last neet, about yon Dita Von Teese. Good customer of ours, tha knows. Has t’smallest waist av come across in 40 years of corsetting. Av fun this in t’drawer wi t’advertising stuff. That might like to put it in thi blog” With which he handed me the picture above.

ROYSTON VASEY NOTES AND NEWS

I was having a quiet pint of “Old Horizontal” in the Mason’s Arms last night when William Butterfield leaned on the bar alongside of me. William is the MD of Dreadnaught Corsets.
“All reet?” he asks.
“Fair to middlin” I reply “un thee?”
“Bout same” says William. I wait expectantly.
“I wor looking at that blog o’ thine last neet, about yon Dita Von Teese. Good customer of ours, tha knows. Has t’smallest waist av come across in 40 years of corsetting. Av fun this in t’drawer wi t’advertising stuff. That might like to put it in thi blog”
With which he handed me the picture above.

Mr A.C. Pitt- Rivers of the Royston Vasey Corset Museum has written to me to point out that in the post HERE Blenda is wearing  a very fine specimen of a Viking Corset very similar to that excavated by him and Dr Bradbury-Winter in their dig at Smörgåsbord. He is, along with fellow Trustees  Anitab  and  Frenchtwist  , at present in talks with the West Yorkshire Police on the possibility of offering their Policewomen a modern version instead of the bulky and shapeless protective flack jackets they wear now.

Mr A.C. Pitt- Rivers of the Royston Vasey Corset Museum has written to me to point out that in the post HERE Blenda is wearing  a very fine specimen of a Viking Corset very similar to that excavated by him and Dr Bradbury-Winter in their dig at Smörgåsbord. He is, along with fellow Trustees Anitab and Frenchtwist , at present in talks with the West Yorkshire Police on the possibility of offering their Policewomen a modern version instead of the bulky and shapeless protective flack jackets they wear now.